Sunshine Coast Lightning has once again teamed up with DonateLife ahead of its Round 10 clash with the Melbourne Vixens at UniSC Arena to encourage more Australians to register as organ and tissue donors.

While it only takes one minute to register as an organ and tissue donor, it could save up to seven lives. There are currently around 1,800 people on the organ waitlist while thousands more are on dialysis.

To help raise awareness and boost registered donor numbers, Lightning has teamed up with DonateLife through several initiatives in the lead up to and on game day.

Nine-year-old Lara Corbett recently visited UniSC Arena to meet some of the players and watch the team’s Captain’s Run.

Lara was just six weeks old when she was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, and had a liver transplant at just under two years of age.

The team wore DonateLife t-shirts at Captain’s Run this Friday ahead of their crucial match-up against the Vixens this weekend.

They also welcomed Adam Gerrie (41) and Glen Gerrie (69) to share their story with the group, before getting a group picture with the team.

Adam’s world was turned upside down in his late 30s when his kidney health declined rapidly, but received a kidney transplant from his dad, Glen — giving him a second chance at life.

With game day taking place at UniSC Arena, fans can register as organ donors online or at the game with the DonateLife team set to be stationed in the Strike Zone.

As match day partners, DonateLife will also be present at the coin toss, and will deliver the game day ball.

It takes one minute to register, and all you need is your phone and Medicare card.

Register to become an organ and tissue donor.

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